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Fast-Casual Restaurant Trends For 2018 and Beyond

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

Fast-casual restaurants had a come-back year in 2017 compared to 2016. Sales for fast-casuals exceeded expectations for 2017 and grew by 9% among the top 250 restaurant chains. They remain one of the most popular dining destinations across the country and have hit the sweet spot with consumers by offering higher quality, healthier options compared to traditional fast food restaurants, while still maintaining quick service and an affordable price range. 

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How QSRs and Food Manufacturers Can Leverage Mindful Eating Trends in 2018

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 09:37 AM

The number of Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) in the U.S. has grown steadily in the past decade and is forecast to reach nearly 250,000 in 2018. Making up a major portion of this growth are fast casual restaurants that offer fresh, build-your-own meal options. The popularity of these types of establishments makes sense, as it aligns with 2018 food trends that indicate heightened interest in healthy, mindful eating and cleaner labels.

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